Monday, 28 March 2016

Easter Stitching

Well I had a very productive Easter in the stitching department.  And with such lovely, balmy Autumn sunshine, the garden also received some attention.

First (almost) finish was this lovely project from a Gail Pan stitching day last year.  It has been needleturned onto it's background and now needs some embellishing with vintage laces, buttons, etc and popped into a frame.

Next project -
Block No 3 of "Summer Harvest", one of two Gail Pan needleturn projects I have been working on.


And I finally made a start on "The Splendid Sampler" blocks. I had been collecting these each week since it started in February - I certainly won't be keeping up at this rate, but will work on them as time allows.  The heart block was quick to do, but that butterfly block, despite being small, took quite a lot of time.  Not perfect, but hopefully in the overall scheme of things you won't notice a wonky square or two.  .
And another finish from a class last year.  Love this beautiful wool project. It was a class with Debbie from Wooden Spool Designs I did at Warracknabeal.  Debbie's beautiful hand-dyed wool is so lovely to work with.  Think I will find a permanent home for it, rather than just bring it out at Christmas.
And I have been doing some secret sewing. My lovely friend Karen in Brisbane had a birthday recently and I always love sewing and finding some bits to send her (very easy I might add - our tastes are so similar it's scary lol) -


This is a little Rosalie Quinlan design and fits into this cute little frame.

This was a little freebie Gail Pan pattern and I blew it up a few sizes and made into a wallhanging.
And we both enjoy working with wool and wool felt, so had to add a little project for her to stitch.

 And this cute little design came pre-painted, so just needed a bit of outline stitching. 
Cheryl

15 comments:

Helen McCulloch said...

Lots of wonderful projects there ......well done

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful work. Your needleturn is looking wonderful.

Jo said...

That seems like a great deal of work got done over the Easter break. Good on you

shez said...

Hi my gorgeous friend,boy you sure have been busy,you have some beautiful finishes there,wow love Karens gifts,she will be tickled pink,you are doing so well on Gails summer harvest blocks you will have a quilt in no time,enjoy your evening my friend and i look forward to catching up with you on Sunday xx

barb's creations said...

WOW you've been super busy my friend, love everything that you've been working on and that Bunny one reminds me I have one lurking around somewhere waiting to be stitched up....never enough time! I can't wait to catch up with you on Sunday :) Barb.

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous projects Cheryl. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

lots of fantastic projects and I love them all.... soem of the SS blocks are fiddly and take long - I am also of the opinion that in the grand scheme my mistakes won't show too much!
Hugz

Michelle said...

Amazing finishes! Love them all! I think your friend will be extremely happy! Happy Easter!

Melody said...

So many wonderful finishes. I particularly love that first one of Gail's. I am sure you will have lots of fun embellishing it. I'm just taking my time with the SS blocks too, lots of fun and Debbie Busby designs are wonderful

Cheryll said...

Well you've been busy...and on some wonderful projects.
Your friend will LoVe her gifts I'm sure...xox

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow .. You have been super busy so many amazing projects Xxxxx

Susan said...

Lovely projects...I must get to my Gail Pan Vintage Stitchery....one day!!

kiwikid said...

Lots of beautiful projects happening at your place Cheryl. So good to get some finishes happening.

Anthea said...

Lots of lovely works there Cheryl... the Summer Harvest is going to be a stunner... I've been briefly tempted by that one, but have enough here already!

Karen S said...

Lovely work on all your projects and great finishes, too. Love seeing the wool felt finished and i agree it is too lovely to only have out for Christmas.